Friday, September 16, 2011

Putting on my cowgirl boots and stepping out...

I'm guessing some of you popped over here in hopes to see me riding a mechanical bull. Sorry! Not today, although I might be willing to try that closer to my book's release date as a promotional event.

Hmm. On second thought, I'd like to keep my spine intact. ;)

I don't normally post on Fridays, except for Query Tracker Fridays, but I have a few exciting announcements to share before my weekend haitus.

First, I've been invited to take part in a joint blog where Texas YA paranormal authors hang out, write posts, and cross promote. The blog is called TeenShiver, and "will feature & nurture Texas YA books that make you shiver." (Thanks to Jordan Dane--one of our featured authors--for that excellent catch phrase!).  I'll be posting over there about twice a month, and during those weeks, it will be quiet here in the land of madness and whimsy. I'll give you a heads up when my posting days will be as soon as I know myself.

If you'd like to meet the TeenShiver authors, hop over to this link and say "howdy!" And anytime you're curious what's new over there, you can just click on the TeenShiver button on my sidebar (color coordinated to fit my blog's motif), and much like Aladdin, you'll be magically transported by magic carpet. Okay, you'll be transported via routers, servers, cell phone towers, satellites, etc... but it's the next best thing! And you don't have to worry about frayed edges. :)

My second announcement: I now have an official GoodReads author page. And Splintered even has a page of it's own where people can mark it as to read right now! And then wait patiently for ... oh, a year and a half-ish. :)

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This was so fun to set up, because it made me feel ... authorly. I know, it's not a real adjective, but what say we make it one for today? If any of you are on GoodReads, please friend me and I'll friend back! I'd love to see what you're reading.

And lastly, this Sunday (September 18th) I'll be hanging out at my good friend Mindy's blog: Writer Writer Pants on Fire, sharing my submission experience. So please drop in if you'd like to read a few behind the scenes details about my journey to finally snagging that elusive publisher.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful, restful, and safe weekend! And I'll see you again next week. :)


  1. Exciting! (even though I didn't get to see you riding a bull...maybe a goat? ;) )

    I have a Goodreads account, but unfortunately I'm hardly ever on the site. I will pop in just to check you out, though!

    Anyways, I'm glad you are having writerly/authorly fun all over the web and I just wanted to leave a little comment to say "hey!" and "love your goatastic guts!"


  2. Yay Mare! I friended you. SWEET. And, hmmm. I hadn't considered a mechanical goat. That would be a real crowd pleaser, I'm thinking. Heh

    Love your goat guts, too!

  3. Very cool and exciting! You're going to be phenomenal, my lovely friend! I'll friend you on Goodreads, no worries. :)

    WUB WUB <3

  4. Your cowgirl boots are quite fetching and the perfect accessory to your blossoming career. I love having a front row seat to all your awesomeness.

    After I'm done here, I'll be heading over to mark SPLINTERED as a GOOD READ--cause it is. And then some!! (I loves me some Jeb!)

  5. YAY! Sounds like a many good things coming your way. Congrats! :D

  6. Giddy by association for you! I'll make sure to pop over to BBC on Sunday & happily mark Splintered with the magic to-read button!

  7. Agh! I didn't work. Ohkay...All these things are so exciting! I don't think you feel like a legitimate author until these things happen, lol. I'm heading over to mark Splintered!! I'm so excited!

  8. Cherie~ Thank you sparkles! I friended you back. Your profile pic is beautiful!

    Rookstar~ Thanks. They are pretty nice boots right? They go great with my pink dress. HA. Thanks for always being in my corner pal! Oh, and yeah, loving me some Jeb, too. DROOL

    Tina~ So nice to see you! Thank you for the cheers!

    Kathryn~ Haha. I love that. Giddy by Association. I swear, writers come up w/the best quips. That needs to be on a t-shirt! Thanks for the support!

    Ashley~ That stinky blogger. Sorry about that! But I sure appreciate you coming back by and reposting. YOU ROCK. And thanks for marking SPLINTERED. YAY!

  9. Added you to my good reads! I'm SO freaking excited to hold SPLINTERED in my hot little hands in a short year's (or so) time. Have a great weekend my dear! <333

  10. Yay for Texas authors! I'll definitely check that site out. Congrats on being on Goodreads! You should celebrate with a mechanical bull ride. :)

  11. Fantastico! I am not on Good Reads but ought to check it out. Your book is already bookmarked in my mind for eternity.

  12. Yeeeeee haw! Going to check out the new link now. :)

  13. Keri~ Aw, thanks twinkster! You have a great weekend, too.

    Meredith~ LOL on the mechanical bull. Too bad I'm such a chicken...Heh. Hmm. Seems to be a lot of farm animals frequenting my blog today. LOL

    Pony~ That's the sweetest thing I ever did hear! :) Thanks, my frisky green pal.

    Mary~ YAY! We're friends now! Well, we already were, but now it's officially official for all the world of GoodReads to see. :)

  14. Teehee! I'm totally going to have fun marking Splintered as THE BEST BOOK EVER on Goodreads :) I know an authorly author! LOL

  15. Owlgoat~ Awww, thank you! Authorly. Heehee.

  16. I just joined GoodReads - on my way over now to friend you:)

  17. Very cool! So excited for you, and now I have to dash over to your goodreads author page! :D

  18. Awesome! I added SPLINTERED to my to-read pile on Goodreads. That is so fun!

  19. Lady G~ Awesome! I'll see you there. :)

    Leigh~ Thanks girl!

    Liesl~ YAY! Are you on there yet? I need to add your book to mine. We're coming out around the same time after all. SWEET!

  20. Added you on both my GR author profiles, and marked SPLINTERED TO READ. You know it, man. I can handle the year and a half. It won't be pretty, but I will manage. Somehow. <3